So is rc26 now out? If so, where do they make such announcements? I’ve been looking for that and this is the first I’m reading. Now that I checked, in my web IDE, I only see 25.
For what it’s worth I’ve seen many references like yours that rc26 will fix a lot of the problems, but there is very little communication from particle.
I am finding this so frustrating. For the last 3 days it’s gotten a lot worse. My xenon’s all disconnect from the cloud after 5-120 seconds. No longer is possible anymore. I have to reboot the Argon and Xenon to get the Xenon reconnected to give me another 5-120 seconds. It’s difficult to squeeze in a flash of the Xenon on the process. I have no idea how it will stay connected long enough to update the firmware to rc26.
I think the OP has the right idea. This has been a miserable process, perhaps shelving everything for a couple of months is the right idea.